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Digital rights
for everyone.

Derechos digitales
para todas.

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pour tous.

Access Now defends and extends the digital rights of people and communities at risk. By combining direct technical support, strategic advocacy, grassroots grantmaking, and convenings such as RightsCon, we fight for human rights in the digital age.

Recent News & Updates

#StopSilencingPalestine
Freedom of Expression
Freedom of Expression

Israel’s digital occupation of Palestine

20 Feb 2024

Access Now stands with the people of Gaza who are currently living under a complete siege imposed by the Israeli military, indiscriminate airstrikes targeting civilians and civilian infrastructure, and the looming threat of a ground invasion that would cause further chaos and violence.

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Israel’s digital occupation of Palestine
20 Feb 2024
Israel’s digital occupation of Palestine
Reporte regional de politicas de regulacion a la IA Header
Artificial Intelligence
Artificial Intelligence

Access Now revela radiografía del panorama legislativo de la Inteligencia Artificial en América Latina

26 Feb 2024

Access Now lanza el reporte “Radiografía Normativa: ¿Dónde, qué y cómo se está regulando la inteligencia artificial en América Latina?”

Press Release
Access Now revela radiografía del panorama legislativo de la Inteligencia Artificial en América Latina
26 Feb 2024
Access Now revela radiografía del panorama legislativo de la Inteligencia Artificial en América Latina
EU Ukraine
Internet Shutdowns
Internet Shutdowns

What they did in the shadows: Internet shutdowns and atrocities in Ukraine

22 Feb 2024

Approaching two years since the full-scale invasion, we document the atrocities in Ukraine and the inflicted suffering on its people.

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What they did in the shadows: Internet shutdowns and atrocities in Ukraine
22 Feb 2024
What they did in the shadows: Internet shutdowns and atrocities in Ukraine
Cover Image: It's not a glitch: how Meta systematically censors Palestinian voices
Content Governance
Content Governance

It’s not a glitch: how Meta systematically censors Palestinian voices

19 Feb 2024

This Access Now report documented cases of how Meta censors Palestinian voices on Facebook and Instagram.

Publication
It’s not a glitch: how Meta systematically censors Palestinian voices
19 Feb 2024
It’s not a glitch: how Meta systematically censors Palestinian voices
KeepItOn 2024 Elections and Internet Shutdowns Watch
Internet Shutdowns
Internet Shutdowns

2024 elections and internet shutdowns watch

5 Feb 2024

Governments around the world continue to shut down the internet during elections. Join our 2024 elections watch to #KeepItOn.

Campaign
2024 elections and internet shutdowns watch
5 Feb 2024
2024 elections and internet shutdowns watch
UN Cybercrime Treaty: FAQ on necessary reforms
Cybersecurity
Cybersecurity

Global Cybercrime Treaty: A delicate balance between security and human rights

23 Feb 2024
News
Global Cybercrime Treaty: A delicate balance between security and human rights
UN News ↗
23 Feb 2024
Global Cybercrime Treaty: A delicate balance between security and human rights
Belarus must keep it on!
Connectivity
Connectivity

A1 Telekom Austria Group: ensure people’s access to open and secure internet during Belarusian elections

21 Feb 2024
Press Release
A1 Telekom Austria Group: ensure people’s access to open and secure internet during Belarusian elections
21 Feb 2024
A1 Telekom Austria Group: ensure people’s access to open and secure internet during Belarusian elections
Private tech, humanitarian problems: how to ensure digital transformation does no harm
Data Protection
Data Protection

Private tech, humanitarian problems: how to ensure digital transformation does no harm

13 Feb 2024

Our new report, Mapping Humanitarian Tech: exposing protection gaps in digital transformation programmes, examines how humanitarian-tech partnerships impact people and communities at risk.

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Private tech, humanitarian problems: how to ensure digital transformation does no harm
13 Feb 2024
Private tech, humanitarian problems: how to ensure digital transformation does no harm
Content governance in times of crisis: applying international humanitarian, criminal, and human rights law
Freedom of Expression
Freedom of Expression

Democracy on the brink in Tunisia?

24 Feb 2024
News
Democracy on the brink in Tunisia?
BBC ↗
24 Feb 2024
Democracy on the brink in Tunisia?
Data Protection
Data Protection

GDPR enforcement: European Parliament must guarantee procedural rights to ensure people’s data protection

15 Feb 2024

European Parliament’s Procedural Harmonisation Regulation advances GDPR enforcement but is still not enough.

Press Release
GDPR enforcement: European Parliament must guarantee procedural rights to ensure people’s data protection
15 Feb 2024
GDPR enforcement: European Parliament must guarantee procedural rights to ensure people’s data protection
#KeepItOn during elections
Internet Shutdowns
Internet Shutdowns

#KeepItOn in times of war: Sudan’s communications shutdown must be reversed urgently 

9 Feb 2024

The warring parties in Sudan must immediately end the disruption of internet access across the country and #KeepItOn!

Press Release
#KeepItOn in times of war: Sudan’s communications shutdown must be reversed urgently 
9 Feb 2024
#KeepItOn in times of war: Sudan’s communications shutdown must be reversed urgently 
A1 Telekom open letter
Internet Shutdowns
Internet Shutdowns

#KeepItOn: To defend democracy, authorities must immediately reconnect Pakistan’s internet 

8 Feb 2024
Press Release
#KeepItOn: To defend democracy, authorities must immediately reconnect Pakistan’s internet 
8 Feb 2024
#KeepItOn: To defend democracy, authorities must immediately reconnect Pakistan’s internet 
Armenia spyware victims: Pegasus hacking in war
Surveillance
Surveillance

One small step for accountability: U.S. announces anonymous visa sanctions program for spyware violations

6 Feb 2024

In a positive but limited step, the U.S.’s new sanctions policy will deny visas to individuals who are involved in, facilitate, or financially benefit from the misuse of commercial spyware.

Press Release
One small step for accountability: U.S. announces anonymous visa sanctions program for spyware violations
6 Feb 2024
One small step for accountability: U.S. announces anonymous visa sanctions program for spyware violations
Image of the investigation report on how Pegasus crushes civic space in Jordan
Surveillance
Surveillance

New spyware attacks exposed: civil society targeted in Jordan

1 Feb 2024

A new joint investigation reveals the widespread use of Israeli-owned NSO Group’s Pegasus spyware in Jordan.

Press Release
New spyware attacks exposed: civil society targeted in Jordan
1 Feb 2024
New spyware attacks exposed: civil society targeted in Jordan
header image: pushing back against IMEI registration in Myanmar
Internet Shutdowns
Internet Shutdowns

The world must bring down Myanmar’s digital iron curtain

31 Jan 2024

Today marks three years since Myanmar’s junta seized power in a violent coup. Access Now is calling on the international community to offer resources to resist digital oppression.

Press Release
The world must bring down Myanmar’s digital iron curtain
31 Jan 2024
The world must bring down Myanmar’s digital iron curtain
TikTok
Freedom of Expression
Freedom of Expression

Censorship at the door: India must say no to government fact-checking 

1 Feb 2024

The 2023 fact-checking amendment contradicts the right to free speech and expression under Indian and international law.

Press Release
Censorship at the door: India must say no to government fact-checking 
1 Feb 2024
Censorship at the door: India must say no to government fact-checking 
RightsCon Costa Rica 2023 RightsCon

RightsCon

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We mobilize around the world

Access Now is made up of a diverse team of more than 130 experts working in centers of political power, tech innovation, and civic action around the world. We have registered offices in Belgium, Costa Rica, Tunisia, and the United States, with team members based in more than 20 countries across six continents.